Thursday, 24 March 2011

Gransfors Bruks

 Big hammers and hot metal!

 Not sure what these are for...

 Old Man's Beard?
Hand forged scissors

Friday, 11 March 2011


I'll be heading off to Sweden for my spring vacation. I'll be spending six days there. The first two nights will be in Stockholm, which I've visited once before and found to be a delightful city. I'll then be heading north to Gransfors, the home town of Gransfors Bruks. I'm pretty excited about this part of the trip. The opportunity to see the place where the axes that so many bushcrafters drool over are made. I might also be picking up an unhealthy number of edged tools during this trip.
Another thing I'm tempted to try and do is smuggle some wood back with me. There's a bit of a lack of carving materials in my current location (northern Iraq) so I might see what I can get my grubby mitts on in Sweden and see if I can stash it in my checked luggage for the home leg!